Colby Parsons | Company Artist
Joined OBT in 2014
A native of Santa Barbara, California, Colby Parsons began dancing at the age of 13, studying ballet with Denise Rinaldi at the Santa Barbara Ballet Center. He continued his training on full scholarship at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre in New York City. He danced with American Ballet Theatre II for three seasons, followed by dancing soloist and principal roles for Alberta Ballet in Calgary for another three seasons. For the 2014/15, season he joined OBT under Kevin Irving. For OBT he has danced the Prince in Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella, a lead couple in Nicolo Fonte’s Presto, and the Cavalier in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, among other roles. He has performed as a guest artist in Japan, Costa Rica, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, and Canada as well as in several states in the U.S.